Like other law firms accused of bias in recent years, Morrison & Foerster has so far declined to comment on a gender discrimination suit filed against it this week, other than to strongly deny the allegations.

But even if it still won’t address specific allegations in the April 30 lawsuit, which claims the firm holds back pregnant women and mothers when it comes to compensation and promotions, MoFo chairman Larren Nashelsky said he needs to stand up publicly for the firm.

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